Drivers grumbling after wreckfest at Talladega
Auto Racing Videos
TALLADEGA, Ala. — The pack is apparently here to stay, and NASCAR drivers don't like it one bit.
That includes Dale Earnhardt Jr., who earned seven of his 19 career victories slicing and dicing his way through traffic in restrictor-plate races. NASCAR's most popular driver called pack racing “bloodthirsty” and unsafe after Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway, which was marred by a last-lap 25-car accident.
Tony Stewart, who so abhors blocking he has threatened on multiple occasions to wreck any driver who does it to him, threw the biggest block of them all Sunday while trying to hold on to a victory at Talladega. His defensive driving sent his car sailing up and over the field, triggering the accident that collected 10 of the 12 Chase championship contenders.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Penguins acquire defensemen Lovejoy, Cole in deadline deals
- No tag for Worilds; Steelers cut Moore
- Wagner shocks Robert Morris women’s basketball team at Sewall Center, 66-60
- Pittsburgh’s Downtown tops ranking of small to midsized cities
- Gorman: McConnells owned ‘The Pete’
- Wolf to outline charter school plan in budget address
- Rice says U.S. has Israel’s back, won’t accept nuclear-armed Iran
- Spring teams making most of indoor practices until weather breaks
- Defensive woes resurface for Pitt men’s basketball team
- ‘Let It Snow’s’ big-name cast filming all over Western Pennsylvania
- HS highlight reel: PIAA spring sports season underway